Monday, October 15, 2018

Under Trump proposal immigrants who receive government supported healthcare might be deemed a public charge

The Trump administration is considering a policy change that might discourage immigrants who are seeking permanent residency from using government-supported health care, a scenario that is alarming some doctors, hospitals and patient advocates. “We are very concerned that this rule, if finalized, would have a significant impact on health in this country,” says Erin O’Malley, […]

Puerto Rico waits for decision that could affect the island’s recovering economy

An upcoming decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar could be crucial for Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. Azar is due in April to announce Medicare Advantage (MA) rates for the states and territories, a decision with enormous stakes for the island. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) wrote Azar Monday asking him to instruct the Centers […]

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Latinos

Having made its way through the House, the tax bill is scheduled to go before the Senate for a vote in the coming days. If adopted, the tax bill could mean major setbacks for Latinos in health and income inequality.

Comentarios From Maria: Obamacare offers our community immense opportunities: enroll today!

As the deadline to enroll for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms closer, I find myself thinking about the saying: the greatest wealth is health. It is a sentiment that Vice President Joe Biden recently echoed while he spoke about the ACA and the transcendence of a subject like health; something that truly interests and affects […]

Latinas Nationwide Celebrate Launch of ACA Benefits

Press Release NEW YORK — Today Latinas nationwide celebrate access to contraception without co-pays, as well as the launch of a series of additional provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed at protecting women’s health. But even with these gains, millions of Latinas remain without access to life-saving care and contraception because undocumented immigrants […]

Latinos Would be Among Worst Hurt if Medicaid is Cut

Latinos would be among the hardest hit if Medicaid is cut, according to a new report by a coalition of health and civil rights organizations. The report titled “Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs,” found that cutting Medicaid doesn’t actually reduce medical costs, instead it shifts the costs to […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jessica Arons “Hyde Amendment Detrimental to Latina Reproductive Health”

Latinovations thanks Jessica Arons for her contribution to La Plaza, which is an exclusive adaptation of an article that was originally published in Spanish on the Center for American Progress website. Abortion funding policies in this country are discriminatory and put abortion care out of reach for the women who need it the most: low-income […]